Lettice Burroughs by Alan Dart

Lettice Burroughs

Knitting
March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
11in (28cm) tall
Flag of English English
This pattern is available from alandart.co.uk for £4.00.

From Alan’s website:
Stop rabbiting on - there’s a bunny to knit!

The second design in the Cumbrian Characters collection, Lettice Burroughs is a mother rabbit, who is kept busy collecting tasty leaves that grow in the fields around her home so she can feed her ever-growing family. In the spring dandelions are particularly succulent and plentiful, so here she is seen with an overflowing trug basket on her way back to the warren to prepare supper. Lettice’s underskirt has an embroidered rosebud design, but if you prefer to leave it plain you can simply ignore the embroidery instructions, and you can choose alternative shades for the clothes if you would like to have a different colour scheme.

You will need: Of Hayfield Bonus DK, 100g balls: 22g each in Oatmeal 964 and Iced Pink 958, 16g in Lilac 959, 10g in Cream 812, 8g in White 961, 6g each in Pecan 677 and Lemongrass 699, 4g in Peaches 888, and 2g in Walnut 927; for the optional skirt embroidery you will also need 3g each in Pink 992 and Lime 882; 1yd (1m) length of black DK yarn; pair of 3mm (no.11) knitting needles; 80g of washable toy stuffing; long tweezers; scrap of thin card; pair of compasses; clear adhesive.